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Getting the Love You Want A Guide for Couples

ISBN-10: 0805087001

ISBN-13: 9780805087000

Edition: 20th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Harville Hendrix, Helen LaKelly Hunt, Helen LaKelly Hunt

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The bestselling guide to transforming an intimate relationship into a lasting source of love and companionship, revised and with a new afterword In Getting the Love You Want, Dr. Harville Hendrix presents the relationship skills that have helped hundreds of thousands of couples replace confrontation and criticism with a process of mutual support that facilitates healing and growth. This extraordinary practical guide describes the revolutionary technique of Imago Relationship Therapy, which combines a number of disciplines--including the behavioral sciences, depth psychology, social learning theory, Gestalt therapy, and interpersonal neurosciences, among others--to create a program that transforms conflict into creative tension that deepens connection and renews passion. In a new chapter and afterword, we learn the key ways in which Imago Therapy--now practiced by more than two thousand therapists worldwide--has evolved since its inception. One development lies in Hendrix's discovery that helping couples express their anger merely reinforces negative and critical thought patterns rather than defusing them, so today's Imago therapists have shifted focus toward helping couples eliminate all negativity from their daily interactions. This fundamental change has proven invaluable in couples therapy, and the importance of eliminating negativity has been integrated throughout the text, allowing readers of the 2008 edition to benefit from Hendrix's ongoing discoveries during his last two decades of work.
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Edition: 20th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 12/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.28" wide x 8.02" long x 0.99" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., has more than thirty-five years of experience as an educator and therapist. He specializes in working with couples in private practice, teaching marital therapy to therapists, and conducting couples workshops across the country. Dr. Hendrix is the co-founder with his wife, Helen Lakelly Hunt, and president of the Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy, based in Winter Park, Florida.

In Appreciation of Jo Robinson
Acknowledgments
Foreword to the Twentieth-Anniversary Edition
Preface to the 2001 Edition
Introduction to the 1988 Edition
The Unconscious Partnership
The Mystery of Attraction
Childhood Wounds
Your Imago
Romantic Love
The Power Struggle
The Conscious Partnership
Becoming Conscious
Commitment
Creating a Zone of Safety
Increasing Your Knowledge of Yourself and Your Partner
Defining Your Curriculum
Creating a Sacred Space
Portrait of Two Relationships
The Exercises
Ten Steps Toward a Conscious Partnership
Your Relationship Vision
Childhood Wounds
Imago Workup
Childhood Frustrations
Parent-Child Dialogue
Partner Profile
Unfinished Business
The Imago Dialogue
The Commitment Decision
Reromanticizing
The Surprise List
The Fun List
Positive Flooding
The Behavior Change Request Dialogue
The Holding Exercise
Owning and Eliminating Your Negativity
Self-Integration
Visualization of Love
Seeking Professional Help
Notes
Bibliography
About Imago Relationship Therapy
Imago Contacts
Meetings with Harville
Index